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Winners of 2020 Hospitality Graduate Student Blog Competition Announced, Presented by the HFTP Foundation

An overview of the latest hotel cleaning technology advancements is the topic of the winning blog in a competition for graduate-level students. The competition was sponsored by the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) Foundation and held for students earning their HFTP-UH Global Masters Certificate, a program with candidates of the Master of Science in Global Hospitality Business, a partnership between the CN Hilton College at the University of Houston, the School of...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Hilton College, Polytechnic University, HFTP Foundation


Lessons from Disaster: COVID-19 and Chinese Hotels

Few industries have suffered more from the COVID-19 than hospitality and tourism, and China's hotel sector has many lessons to learn. In a thought-provoking exploratory study published recently, Dr Fei Hao, Dr Qu Xiao and Dean Kaye Chon of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University cast light on the fundamental impact of COVID-19 on the sector, and propose strategies for Chinese hotel firms to overcome their current difficulties and emerge ev...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, China, School of Hotel, Polytechnic University, Dean Kaye Chon, COVID, Fei Hao Dr Qu Xiao


To 'Protect Young Minds,' Hong Kong Moves to Overhaul Schools

Starting this fall, schools in Hong Kong will display colorful new government-issued posters declaring that "freedom comes with responsibilities." Administrators may now call the police if anyone insults the Chinese national anthem on campus.Students as young as kindergartners will be taught about a new national security law that gives the authorities the power to squelch opposition to Beijing with heavy prison sentences.After months of antigovernment protests in Hong Kong, China's ruling Co...
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New Solar Panels Suck Water From Air To Cool Themselves Down

sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: Like humans, solar panels don't work well when overheated. Now, researchers have found a way to make them "sweat" -- allowing them to cool themselves and increase their power output. In recent years, researchers have devised materials that can suck water vapor from the air and condense it into liquid water for drinking. Among the best is a gel that strongly absorbs water vapor at night, when the air is cool and humidity is high. The gel -- a mi...
Tags: Hong Kong, Tech, Wang, Polytechnic University, Peng Wang


Artificial intelligence model can distinguish between pneumonia and COVID-19 from chest x-rays

A research team from Valencia's Polytechnic University, from the CVBLab, has developed a predictive artificial intelligence model that can tell the difference between healthy patients, those who are ill with pneumonia and those who have COVID-19, from chest x-rays.
Tags: Health, Valencia, Polytechnic University


How a Hong Kong Campus Became a Fiery Battlefield

Watch video from behind the front lines of the police crackdown on protesters at Hong Kong Polytechnic University last year.
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Behind the barricades: Hong Kong protesters share what happened during the violent clashes with police on university campuses

How the protests at Chinese University and Polytechnic University in Hong Kong played out, as told to Insider by protesters involved in the clashes.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Chinese University, Polytechnic University


Winners of Hospitality Student Webinar Competition Announced, Presented by the HFTP Foundation and the University of Houston

Capturing the Chinese tourism market is the topic of the winning webinar in a competition for graduate-level students completing a masters certificate at the Conrad N. Hilton College, University of Houston (UH). The competition was sponsored by the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) Foundation and held for students earning their HFTP-UH Global Masters Certificate, a program for candidates of the Master of Science in Global Hospitality Business, a partnership betwee...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, University Of Houston, Travelers, Polytechnic University, Conrad N Hilton College University of Houston, HFTP Foundation


'They surrendered': Hong Kong activists mull next move as university siege ends

A protester recalls conditions inside campus and questions where the movement goes nextIt took a lot of courage for Peter Lui to go down the sewage drain – but he thought it was better than surrendering to the police who had besieged Polytechnic University in Hong Kong.Now, instead of celebrating his successful escape a few days ago, he has become despondent. After returning home, he burned all his protective gear and swore he would have nothing to do with the anti-government movement that began...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Polytechnic University, Peter Lui


Concordia researcher hopes to use big data to make pipelines safer

In a recent paper in the Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice, researchers at Concordia and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University look at the methodologies currently used by industry and academics to predict pipeline failure and their limitations. Nasiri and his colleagues found that the existing academic literature and industry practices around pipeline failures need to further evolve around available maintenance data.
Tags: Hong Kong, Concordia, Polytechnic University, Nasiri, Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering


UPDATE 4-Protester emerges to urge Hong Kong police not to enter university

Hong Kong police said they would enter Polytechnic University on Thursday after a two-week siege drove most protesters out, but just before midnight, a masked man emerged and asked them to halt their plan. Earlier in the day, District Commander Ho Yun-sing said police planned to enter the campus to "process dangerous items and collect evidence" and that any remaining protesters would be given medical treatment. The university on Kowloon peninsula was turned into a battleground in mid-November,...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Kowloon, Polytechnic University, Ho Yun


Hong Kong university siege winds down as hunt for protesters comes up empty

As the final searches for any pro-democracy protesters still hiding in Hong Kong's Polytechnic University came up empty on Wednesday, academic authorities prepared for the clean up following a near two-week siege of the campus by riot police. Polytechnic University Executive Vice President Dr Miranda Lou said no-one had been found so far. The red-brick university on Kowloon peninsula was turned into a battleground in mid-November when protesters barricaded themselves inside and clashed with ri...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Kowloon, Polytechnic University, Miranda Lou


Hong Kong university siege: staff say almost all protesters have gone

Only one student found during hours-long search of Polytechnic University campusStaff at Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, the site of a days-long police siege, say they have thoroughly swept the campus and found only one remaining protester, suggesting a bitter standoff between anti-government protesters and police is close to an end.A team of university staff, counsellors, medics, social workers and security personnel searched the campus for more than six hours and found one female demonstr...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Carrie Lam, Polytechnic University


Hong Kong Leader Offers No New Concessions, Risking More Violence

(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam didn’t make any new concessions to protesters after pro-democracy forces won a landslide in local elections, a move that risks leading to further violence after months of unrest.The comments on Tuesday came during her first weekly briefing since an overwhelming majority of voters delivered a strong rebuke of her administration and its backers in Beijing. About 85% of 452 District Council seats went to pro-democracy candidates, a swing of more than 50 pe...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Beijing, Legislative Council, Carrie Lam, District Council, Executive Council, Lam, Kowloon Bay, Alvin Yeung, Polytechnic University, Karen Leigh, Geng Shuang, U K foreign, Iain Marlow


A Victory for Democracy in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong pro-democracy movement achieved a stunning victory in Sunday’s district-council elections. With turnout exceeding 70 percent, close to 90 percent of the seats went to pro-democracy candidates, who took 17 of the 18 district councils. As the first electoral barometer of public sentiment since protests began in June, the results are a turning point in the conflict that has wracked Hong Kong for the last six months.Though the district councils’ authority is mostly local, they appoint ...
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Hong Kong Doubts China Will Soften Stance After Election Shock

(Bloomberg) -- In early June, Chief Executive Carrie Lam kicked off unprecedented chaos when she dismissed enormous crowds of Hong Kongers who marched peacefully to oppose legislation allowing extraditions to China.On Sunday, the masses again spoke clearly and peacefully -- this time giving 85% of 452 District Council seats to pro-democracy candidates, a swing of more than 50 percentage points. Nearly 3 million people cast ballots in the first vote since the unrest began for a record turnout of ...
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Hong Kong leader 'will reflect' after pro-democracy movement scores crushing victory in district elections

The Hong Kong government will "seriously reflect" after voters gave pro-democracy candidates a landslide win in council elections following months of demonstrations.  Videos of residents popping champagne bottles late Sunday night circulated on social media as the first results of Hong Kong’s 2019 district council elections came through.  Hong Kong's pro-Beijing chief executive, Carrie Lam, said in a statement on Monday that the government respected the results and wished "the peaceful, safe...
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Hong Kong university siege continues as city prepares for election

Medics warn of humanitarian crisis as protesters trapped inside campus for sixth dayHong Kong’s university siege stretched into a sixth day on Friday, as medics warned of a humanitarian crisis and the city prepared for weekend elections that will be a key barometer of public support for protesters.The new police chief, who was sworn in on Tuesday after the Polytechnic University had already been sealed off, is apparently trying to avoid more violent confrontation. Continue reading...
Tags: Hong Kong, Protest, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Polytechnic University, dayHong Kong


Campus siege nears end as Hong Kong gears up for election

A Hong Kong university campus under siege for more than a week was a deserted wasteland on Saturday, with a handful of protesters holed up in hidden refuges across the trashed grounds, as the city's focus turned to local elections. The siege neared its end as some protesters at Polytechnic University on the Kowloon peninsula desperately sought a way out and others vowed not to surrender, days after some of the worst violence since anti-government demonstrations escalated in June. Another prote...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Chung, Kowloon, Polytechnic University


Handful of Hong Kong protesters surrender as university siege nears end

At least eight protesters who had been holding out at a trashed Hong Kong university surrendered early on Friday, while others searched for escape routes past riot police who surrounded the campus but said there was no deadline for ending the standoff. The siege at the Polytechnic University on the Kowloon peninsula appeared to be nearing an end with the number of protesters dwindling to a few dozen, days after some of the worst violence since anti-government demonstrations escalated in June. ...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Kowloon, Polytechnic University, Chris Tang


Few protesters left on trashed HK campus as siege nears end

At least eight protesters who had been holding out at a trashed Hong Kong university surrendered on Friday, while others searched for escape routes past riot police who surrounded the campus but said there was no deadline for ending the standoff. The siege at the Polytechnic University on the Kowloon peninsula appeared to be nearing an end with the number of protesters dwindling to a handful, days after some of the worst violence since anti-government demonstrations escalated in June. Police c...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, HK, Kowloon, Polytechnic University, Chris Tang


Despair and destruction at Hong Kong's Polytechnic University - in pictures

Anti-government protesters and students armed with bricks and bows and arrows took over the campus a week ago. A dwindling core remain Continue reading...
Tags: Hong Kong, World news, Asia Pacific, Polytechnic University


COLUMN-In Hong Kong, worst may be yet to come: Peter Apps

As protests in Hong Kong approach their sixth consecutive month, those in charge of the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing may be regretting they ever took control of the territory – and particularly under a "one country, two systems" arrangement. With riot police and student demonstrators fighting pitched battles at Hong Kong's Polytechnic University for much of the last week, it appears that the two sides are now locked in a confrontation from which neither sees a plausible exit. For many of...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Beijing, Chinese communist party, Polytechnic University, Peter Apps


Singapore ‘Repatriates’ Hongkonger Who Held Political Meeting

(Bloomberg) -- A Hong Kong resident living in Singapore has been “repatriated” home after organizing an illegal gathering of mostly ethnic Chinese last month to talk about the ongoing protests, according to local media reports.Restaurant owner Alex Yeung, along with a 55-year-old former Hong Kong resident, were issued a “stern warning” over what was said to be a gathering of about 10 people sharing their views of the escalating protests, which is an offense under the Public Order Act. Yeung, who...
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Hong Kong campus drama persists as city gears for elections

A small but determined group of protesters remained holed up Thursday inside a Hong Kong university campus as the city’s largest pro-Beijing political party urged voters to “kick out the black force” in upcoming elections seen as a key gauge of public support for anti-government protests. At least a few dozen protesters at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, that has been ringed by police for days, resisted pleas to surrender amid fears of being arrested.
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More protesters leave Hong Kong campus ahead of weekend poll

More than 20 protesters inside a Hong Kong university campus surrendered to police on Thursday as the city’s largest pro-Beijing political party urged voters to “kick out the black force” in upcoming elections seen as a key gauge of public support for anti-government demonstrations. At least 23 people left Hong Kong Polytechnic University, which has been ringed by riot police for days, as the campus siege edged closer to an end. Ten protesters walked out together and were escorted to a police ...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Beijing, Polytechnic University


Hong Kong protesters, facing arrest, won’t leave university

HONG KONG (AP) — A small but determined group of protesters is remaining inside a Hong Kong university campus, resisting pleas to turn themselves in to police. At least a few dozen were believed to still be at Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Thursday morning. The exact number is unclear because they have broken up […]
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Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Protesters attempt sewer escapes

Increasingly desperate protesters who remain at a besieged university have tried a dangerous escape route.
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Hong Kong Protestors Built a ‘Fully Functioning City’ Inside a Besieged University. Here’s What It Looked Like

Photographer Bing Guan has been holed up for five days with protesters at Polytechnic University, scene of fierce anti-government unrest.
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Behind the barricades at HK siege university

A look inside Hong Kong's Polytechnic University, the site of a fiery battleground in recent days.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, HK, Polytechnic University